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Inn by the Sea

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is clean and the room we we're in was well done. Can't stand the one cup only coffee maker, bummer when 2 people in the room, "Free Breakfast" is gone, vending machines only. Stayed by the elevator but it was so quiet you wouldn't know. Also, room cards won't work if put next to your cell phone or maybe...

Thank donbow
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed here over summer and it was perfectly close to shops, beaches, restaurants, cafes etc. The hotel was in excellent condition. All the staff were very helpful. Only downfall was that the breakfast was a bit average, but that's okay. Walking distance to everything, but didn't feel the need to go out a lot because the hotel was so...

Thank Bek E
Albany, New York
Reviewed 2 November 2016

From the moment you walk in to the front desk and are greeted by the sweetest people your entire stay is wonderful! The rooms are beautiful and spacious! AND SPOTLESS!! The pool area is elegant and family friendly! A HUGE variety of vending machines with drinks, candy sandwiches, salads, soups it's quite amazing! Perfectly located 2 blocks from La Jolla...

1Thank CheleTea
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I went to the 40 th Reunion of the Bishop's School. Most of the other people that were coming were staying at the Inn by the Sea and they had arranged a special rate for our group. We had asked for an ocean view room near an elevator. On the hotel's website, it shows a live feed camera with a...

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My positives: most importantly within walking distance of The Bishop's School, where I was attending my 50th reunion. Very reasonable prices. Small warm pool with comfy furniture. Beach about a block away. Nice lobby for meeting up with friends, We arrived quite early--around 10:30am, but Juan managed to find a room that was ready right away. The cons: I should...

Thank TrvlAgtRet
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have stayed several times at this hotel and always was very happy with the staff (very friendly) An overall great experience every time I have been there. They are no longer Best Western and have since renovated the rooms . The beds are very good and housekeeping takes good care in cleaning the room every day. The location is...

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for two nights. Not only was the room not clean and outdated, but the sheets were filled with sand. To make our stay even less pleasant, the staff was less than helpful and very rude! They really did not care to help. Upon check out, there was an issue with the bill. The hotel manager, Sheldon,...

Thank Marissa O
Stockton, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We just returned from a three night stay at the Inn. The room was really nice and the balcony was outstanding (with a huge sliding door). This is a boutique hotel and is very nicely decorated and is quite clean and quiet. They have a nice, secluded pool and plenty of areas to sit in around the pool and also...

Thank JRonaldT
Finksburg, Maryland
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights this month for a family wedding in the area. We had a room on the third floor with a view of the ocean--albeit looking across a parking lot, streets and roof tops. The dumpster truck came very early right below our balcony, not great. For the most part the room was good sized and comfortable. Our...

Thank Tom G
Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to Inn by the Sea as part of a wedding and were not disappointed. Rooms were great and overlooked the ocean! There is a parking lot behind the hotel. They don't serve meals, but there are so many small restaurants within a block or two that it wasn't a problem!

Thank sandyp48

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Inn by the Sea

Address: 7830 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $205 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Inn By The Sea Hotel La Jolla
Best Western La Jolla
La Jolla Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#11 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#13 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“we didn't get the beach view but pool view was quite good.”
 of 5 bubbles JHA79, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side in the upper floors have ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles RRSek, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a King if they have one”
 of 5 bubbles TheGilmartins, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Plan to have breakfast elsewhere unless vending machines is your thing.”
 of 5 bubbles donbow, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with water view... beautiful sunsets!”
 of 5 bubbles 809beke, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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